Reading Aloud Activity

Posted on Nov 26, 2014 | Resources

First the Egg

Suggested Age: 2-6 Years Old

Submitted by Joyce Garrigus, Retired Librarian, Hawaiian Mission Academy

Book: First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger


The sturdy pages transform a chick that appears from an egg and becomes a chicken. The delightful book allows the die-cuts to reveal cunning surprises with each turn of the page. The craft is cutting out an egg and having a chick coming out of the egg.


Activity: A Hatched Chick


  • White paper
  • Orange paper
  • Green paper
  • Yellow paper
  • Glue stick
  • Pencil
  • Black marker or two plastic eyes
  • Scissors


  • Download Egg/Chick Template


Crafting the egg:

  1. Fold a sheet of white paper and draw half an oval with a pencil.
  2. Cut out the oval.
  3. Draw a jagged lined down the center of the oval with a pencil.
  4. Cut along the jagged line.

Crafting the chick:

  1. Cut a small oval from the yellow paper for the chick’s head.
  2. Cut a larger oval from the yellow paper for the chick’s body.
  3. Cut a beak and two legs from the orange paper.

Assembling the chick:

  1. Glue the egg and chick pieces onto the green paper.
  2. Either draw eyes on the chick’s head with a black marker or glue googly eyes onto the chick’s head.